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Donegal Man Picks Perfect Moment To Score The Best Goal Of His Career

Donegal Man Picks Perfect Moment To Score The Best Goal Of His Career
By PJ Browne

Carl McHugh picked a great moment to score his first goal of the season for Motherwell. It also happened to be probably the best goal of his career.

McHugh's side were locked at 1-1 at Fir Park against Hearts in the Scottish Cup quarter-final as the clock ticked into the 87th minute of the game.

After controlling the ball on his chest, the 25-year-old fired a stunning volley past Jon McLaughlin in the Hearts goal.

"I've hit the bar and the post a few times this year and I've been due one but I've never scored a goal like that," the Motherwell captain told BBC Sport after the game.

I wouldn't expect something like that. I just hit it and hoped for the best and it went in.

When it leaves my right foot, I'm never too confident, to be honest, but I caught it quite well and it went in.

McHugh, who is from Lettermacaward in Donegal, joined the Scottish Premiership side from Plymouth two years ago. His goal put Motherwell into their second cup semi-final of the season. Back in October, they defeated Rangers to reach the final of the Scottish League Cup. That was a game which they lost to Celtic.

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